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    Cafe Bar
    Customers should be aware, that due to a private booking, our cafe bar will be closed to the general public on Saturday 31st January. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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    Is HEROIN a thing of the past?
    'Heroin' in the Naughton Studio
    THEATREclub's award winning show is an explosion of the social history of Heroin in Ireland over the last forty years.
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    Spring/Summer 2015
    The very best of local writing, production and performance talent - from the return of much loved Belfast playwrights to exciting new work, contemporary and traditional music. Our new season has something for everyone.
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    Do you have Northern Ireland's best joke?
    To celebrate the launch of Death of a Comedian, Owen McCafferty's new play, we're on the search for Northern Ireland's best joke.
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    Become a Lyric season ticket holder and enjoy up to 50% off tickets!
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    See how we've been doing...
    Read the recent two year review of the theatre's activities online now.

THE WORLD PREMIERE OF DEATH OF A COMEDIAN

The Lyric Theatre proudly presents the World Premiere of this new play by one of our country’s greatest playwright’s, Owen McCafferty -- author of the award-winning Quietly and Scenes from the Big Picture.

Death of a Comedian is a powerful new play exploring the highs and lows of the comedy world. Directed by Soho Theatre Artistic Director Steve Marmion in an exciting collaboration between Soho Theatre, the Lyric Theatre Belfast and Abbey Theatre Dublin.

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VIEW OUR SEASON BROCHURE HERE

Our Funders

The Lyric is generously supported by The Arts Council of Northern
Ireland and Belfast City Council.

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Arts Council of Northern Ireland Belfast City Council

Photo Gallery

  • Paul Mallon on the set of Pentecost
  • Paul Mallon as Lenny in Pentecost
  • Judith Roddy as Marian in Pentecost
  • Judith Roddy and Carol Moore in Pentecost
  • Owen McCafferty outside the Lyric
  • Jimmy Fay, Owen McCafferty and Patrick O'Kane
  • Owen McCafferty and Patrick O'Kane
  • Paula McCafferty with her father Owen
  • Rhys Dunlop as William in a scene from Punk Rock at the Lyric Theatre until 6 September. Lyrictheatre.co.uk
  • L to R: Actors Jonah Hauer-King, Rhys Dunlop and Lauren Coe in a scene from Punk Rock at the Lyric Theatre until 6 September. Lyrictheatre.co.uk
  • Ian Toner as Bennett in a scene from Punk Rock at the Lyric Theatre until 6 September. Lyrictheatre.co.uk
  • Aisha Fabienne Ross as Cissy in a scene from Punk Rock at the Lyric Theatre until 6 September. Lyrictheatre.co.uk

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Lyric News

  • 30 January 2015
    Sir Bruce Robinson becomes Chairman of the Lyric Theatre
    Sir Bruce Robinson has been confirmed as the new Chairman of the Lyric Theatre, having been nominated unopposed for the role at the first Board meeting since the retirement of Mark Carruthers earlier this month. Stephen Douds has become Vice Chairman, succeeding Sid McDowell who will remain on the Board.

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